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NFL player tackles sustainable beef off the field

Linebacker Will Witherspoon is spreading the message of happy, healthy cows to athletes and congressmembers alike.


Ask Umbra: Is it OK to lather up in the lake with biodegradable soap?

A reader thinks he's found the perfect suds for outdoor scrubbing. Umbra says bubbles belong in the bath.

Climate & Energy

Climate clicktivism for the rich, famous, and connected

What do the NBA, Mark Ruffalo, Al Gore, and Guns 'N Roses have in common? They’ve all signed on to #climate, a new app that connects influencers to climate causes.

More GIFs, please

U.S. urges IPCC to be less boring, try this whole “online” thing

The U.N. climate panel's reports contain a lot of information, but can anyone stand to read them?

Mission not-quite-impossible

U.N. report spells out super-hard things we must do to curb warming

We can't stop climate change -- it's already here! -- but we can prevent the worst of it, says the latest IPCC report. Unfortunately, that will be hella difficult.

I don't think you're ready for this jellyfish

Diapers and tampons could soon be made from jellyfish

First there was the Diva Cup. Then came the sea pearl. So what’s next for sustainable menstrual solutions? Jellyfish!


IKEA makes big investment in wind energy (some assembly required)

IKEA's new wind farm in Illinois will produce more power than all of its U.S. operations use, and probably won't involve allen wrenches.

Walmarts and all

Why you should be skeptical of Walmart’s cheap organic food

Walmart enters the U.S. organic foods market with guns blazing.


No Bunk: Wendell Pierce is the greenest celeb in the game

The Wire actor opened a grocery store in a New Orleans food desert -- but that's not the only reason why he deserves your vote as the best green celeb.

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